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In a slight change of style for the day, only one session of Men’s and Ladies Pairs is scheduled and competitors have a bowls free afternoon to explore Guernsey. Bowls Guernsey have kindly organised an island wide coach tour which has been accepted by many of the Countries – here at Bowls Jersey we are sure the highlight will be seeing the Jersey coastline in the far distance 😉
Good news today though – 8 points up for grabs and 8 points brought home!
The Ladies at the picturesque Delancey Park took home a commanding 2-0 victory against Spain, whilst the Men romped the first set against two very pleasant brothers from Switzerland but had to dig deep the second set as the Skipper decided he’d found his line when playing weight!
A good day for Jersey – both teams hopefully sliding slightly further up the leaderboard. Although unconfirmed, both teams were lying 6th overall before today’s play.
3 more games each of Men’s and Ladies pairs tomorrow to come!
*** EBU Update Day 1 ***
The European Bowls Championships started in Guernsey today with 3 games of Mixed Fours. Jersey, represented by Greg Davis, Derek Boswell, Fiona Archibald and Kim Gallichan played Isle of Man, England and Spain.
The Jersey quartet started very strongly, winning the first set against Isle of Man 10-0. As is with set play, our Manx friends played a much better second set and with with scores tied 5-5 playing the last, skipper Davis found himself 1 down in the head needing to play a bowl. That he did, and whipped Fiona’s bowl out the head and dropped a 5 – well done Skipper 😏
Against England, an inspired England team romped away with the first set adapting to the green quicker than the Jersey team. However, a much more positive playing Jersey scored a 5 early on in the second set and held out to draw the second set, at least claiming a point – a little unlucky not for two.
Against Spain, a dogged first set saw Jersey draw, but lengthened the jack and ran out worthy victors in the second set. Our shot difference is now back positive once more!
Isle of Man: 2 points
England: 1 Point
Spain: 3 Points
Men’s and Ladies pairs tomorrow!
The Bowls Jersey AGM will be held on Wednesday, 6th November at 7.30PM at Les Creux Bowls Club.
We have setup a separate web page for Propositions that will appear on your agenda, and a running list of nominations for Committee positions for the 2020 season. This webpage can be found here:
Friday 13th, perhaps an apt day(!), saw the Annual Presidents Day competition.
A very jovial evening where teams skipped by men competed against teams skipped by ladies – and the Ladies had not won the trophy for 7 years!
However, this year their long wait was avenged and the Ladies snuck it 106-96.
Bowls Jersey President thanked all those present for their continued contributions to their own Club infrastructure, and re-iterated his thanks to his own Committee who have supported the programme or moderate modernisation and change. He also gave a brief update of some Bowls Jersey initiatives.
“The Wooden Spoon” – presented to the skips of the Bowls Jersey Rink and St Saviours rinks for dropping a “considerably” high count in one end.
The Ladies rink with the highest winning shot difference – Post Office Ladies
The highest shot difference winning Men’s rink, the JBC – we are aware Marcus’ face has since returned to normal 😉
Bowls Jersey Vice President collecting the trophy on behalf of the Ladies.
From Bowls Jersey to everyone who:
- Worked in the Kitchen
- Worked in the Bar
- Set the green up
- Closed the green down
- And importantly spectated, cheered, made some noise and came to watch!!
A big thanks to St Saviours for a stellar job of hosting our Touchstone National Finals weekend!
Congratulations to all 2019 Champions, commiserations to the Runners Up. Everyone has done themselves, their clubs and the Island very proud over the weekend.
Presentation Lunch (for trophies and wads of cash!!!) at 12.30pm on Sunday 29th September at the Sun Bowls Club – sign up sheets on your club boards!
Full results will be published later this evening.
Please find below a final schedule for the Touchstone National Finals to be held at St Saviours Bowls Club this weekend.
Bowls Jersey wishes the very best of luck to all competitors, and wishes to thank the host Club St. Saviours for its many preparations already made.
To the markers and umpires, we also extend our very greatest thanks and hope as many spectators as possible come to support their club-mates and friends on their quest for coveted National Titles.